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The Living Bird: 100 Years of Listening to Nature

This eye-popping new book celebrates the joy of birds and the Cornell Lab's centennial. It features more than 250 remarkable photos by the Cornell Lab's Gerrit Vyn along with inspiring essays from leading authors, including Barbara Kingsolver, Jared Diamond, John W. Fitzpatrick, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Scott Weidensaul. $29.95. Available with free shipping from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods where Lab members also get a 10% discount. 

Bird Families of the World

By David W. Winkler, Shawn M. Billerman, Irby J. Lovette
Lynx Edicions Publications 

This book will help anyone interested in learning about the tremendous diversity of birds worldwide. Organized by family, and including all the 243 families recently recognized, the book includes a distribution map with the breeding, non-breeding, and year-round ranges of each family, standardized descriptions of appearance, relationships, similar species, life history, conservation status, and much more. Order now. About $75 USD.  

Waterfowl ID Foldout Guides 

Boost your odds of a positive ID using this series of three new pockets guides developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The secret lies in the answer to a simple question: Where’s the WHITE? Learn basic techniques for identifying waterfowl based on where you see patches of white and on the overall shape of the bird. Printed by Waterford Press. $7.95 each. Free shipping with purchase of all three from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods

Be a Better Birder TutorialsBird Friendly Logo

These new online tutorials help beginning birders learn how to identify birds at their own pace. In Part 1: Size and Shape, learn which parts of a bird will be most useful in making an ID and the basic groupings used to organize the many species of birds. In Part 2: Color and Pattern, learn how to locate bits of color on a bird for identification, instead of trying to memorize every color and pattern. Other topics include the challenges posed by juvenile birds and molting birds, and how you can even be fooled by the lighting. $29 each. Access provided for six months following registration. Purchase and register

Cornell Lab Membership

When you become a Cornell Lab member, you give back to the birds by supporting our mission to improve the understanding and protection of birds. Benefits of membership include our award-winning Living Bird magazine and discounts on projects and courses, plus the latest birding news and discoveries in our monthly eNewsletter. It's a meaningful way to support conservation and enhance the understanding and enjoyment of birds. Supporter level memberships begin at $44 per year. Get Lab membership for a friend or yourself!
 

Birds & Beans, Smithsonian Bird Friendly® Certified Coffee

Many Neotropical migrant songbirds, such as thrushes, orioles, tanagers, and warblers, are suffering from loss of habitat on their wintering grounds. One of the easiest things we can do for them is to make sure the coffee we buy comes from coffee farms that preserve bird habitat. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Birds & Beans coffee helps support Cornell Lab programs. Buy now.
 

Master Set Bundle

A special pairing of the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Master Set for North America: Master Set and the unparalleled Birds of North American Online reference. This combo includes a one-year subscription to Birds of North America Online, the most complete source of  information for the more than 700 species of birds that breed in Canada and the United States. Includes the latest science as well as photos, sounds, and videos of interesting behaviors. The new, revised Master Set includes multiple examples of sounds for each of 737 bird species in more than 4,900 tracks. $69.99. Save 20% over separate purchase of these items. Order the Master Set Bundle. Order just the Master Set for $49.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for $64.99.

Essential Set Bundle

This package includes a six-month subscription to Birds of North America Online and the Cornell Guide to Birds Sounds: Essential Set for North America. The Essential Set provides the most common sounds of 729 bird species found in North America with 1,379 tracks. $24.99. Save more than 30% over purchase of these items separately. Get the Essential Set Bundle. Order just the Essential Set for $12.99, or get the pre-loaded flash drive for 24.99.

The Birds of North America Online

This is the most comprehensive reference available for all of North America’s 716 species of breeding birds, continually updated with the most current scientific information and brought to life with photos, sounds, and video. This is a gift of knowledge for anyone who loves to learn more about birds. A 30-day subscription is just $5; $42 for a full year. Get Birds of North America Online
 

Project FeederWatch

Be a part of this long-running citizen-science project. By submitting bird observations, participants contribute to the scientific understanding of feeder birds and learn more about their backyard friends. The kit includes the Handbook and Instructions with tips on how to attract birds, a poster of the most common feeder birds, and a calendar. Participants also receive Winter Bird Highlights, an annual summary of FeederWatch findings, as well as the Cornell Lab's printed newsletter, All About Birds News. $18. Get Project FeederWatch.

Bird Spy Bingo

This is a great game from the Lab's BirdSleuth program! Kids of any age can use this dry-erase card to look for birds or other items associated with birds and nature. Spotting a group of birds, a colorful bird, a feather, a nest, or even bird droppings can help you win bingo! Play while traveling, out for a walk, or just sitting in your backyard. Cards are available in English and Spanish. $1.50. Buy the Bingo card.
 

Birds of Paradise: Revealing the World’s Most Extraordinary Birds

By Tim Laman & Edwin Scholes
National Geographic Books & Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Marvel at the stunning images and groundbreaking research that reveal, for the first time, all 39 species of the spectacular birds-of-paradise. Male birds have developed intricate dances, outrageous plumes, and decorative ornaments to woo as many mates as possible. It took 18 expeditions and 8 years for Cornell Lab of Ornithology biologist Ed Scholes and photojournalist Tim Laman to document all the species. Retail: Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.   

Audubon holiday cardsThe Bird Watching Answer Book

By Laura Erickson
Storey Publishing 

Drawing from the tens of thousands of inquiries that pour into the Cornell Lab each year, author and bird expert Laura Erickson has compiled answers to more than 200 common and not-so-common bird questions. This handy pocket-sized book reads like a conversation with your friendly neighborhood "bird lady" and contains down-to-earth answers to questions about watching and feeding birds, bird behavior, and bird biology. Readers will find plenty of quirky stories and interesting facts tucked into every corner. Retail: Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.

Sapsuckers_08BirdsEye & BirdsEye Lite bird-finding apps

Bird-in-the-Hand LLC

It’s like having thousands of local birding experts at your command. The BirdsEye app for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Android devices, harnesses the power of current data from the Cornell Lab’s eBird program to help users find the birds they want to see—showing where specific species have been reported and providing a map to get there. The app includes images and audio for the 470 most frequently observed birds in North America. Additional content is available for more elusive birds—for a total of 847 species. (BirdsEye Lite features 135 species.) Get the BirdsEye App

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Singing Plush Birds

Wild Republic

These plush birds make great collectibles for children and adults with new species introduced each year. Each bird contains authentic sounds from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library. From the haunting wail of the Common Loon to the familiar call of the Black-capped Chickadee, these fuzzy friends make a bird in the hand informative and fun. Available from Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods.




A self-paced online tutorial. Learn to ID birds by size and shape
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